Elizabeth C. Johnson

Special Counsel

Phone number
(202) 342-8625

A skilled and proven litigator, Beth Johnson has more than 13 years’ experience representing her clients before federal courts and agencies. With a specific focus on international trade issues—especially antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews, Beth also counsels clients on U.S. customs-related issues.

A strong written and oral advocate, Beth is dedicated to understanding her clients’ needs and presenting each client’s case in a compelling way. She works well under pressure and effectively advocates for her clients even under extremely short timeframes.

In addition to her international trade work before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. ITC, and the U.S. Court of International Trade, Beth also represents clients in commercial litigation, federal litigation under the Administrative Procedure Act, and in government contracts-related matters.

Beth is a recipient of the prestigious Burton Award. Supported by the Library of Congress, the Burton Award is given to attorneys who have demonstrated achievement in the law and legal writing. Beth has also been recognized by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and is an active member of the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT).

She serves on Kelley Drye’s D.C. office’s recruiting committee and co-chairs the D.C. chapter of Women At KDW, the firm’s affinity group for women attorneys. Beth is valued by both clients and her colleagues for her steadfast work ethic and consistently high-quality work product.

I defend my clients’ rights to fair competition in the U.S. market, helping to preserve their business objectives and safeguard their bottom line.”

Represented the domestic wire rod industry in antidumping and countervailing duty cases against multiple countries.

Represented a domestic industry coalition of aluminum sheet producers in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations against multiple countries before Commerce and the ITC.

Represented U.S. producers of pre-stressed concrete steel wire strand in original investigation and five year sunset” reviews before Commerce and the ITC.

Represented clients in over twenty federal bid protests before federal agencies, the Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Pro Bono

Successfully represented a client in proceedings for a protective order and for child custody.

Successfully represented two different clients in proceedings for Social Security disability benefits.

Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington D.C. Rising Star, 2014-2018.

The Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing,” The Burton Foundation, in association with the Library of Congress, 2010